Iron Ore Mining

  • Naxals set fire on NMDC conveyor belt, mining operations stalled September 18, 2013

    Naxals allegedly set on fire a conveyor belt of National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district in the wee hours of Wednesday, police said. A large number of ultras stormed the NMDC's Bacheli iron ore mines at around 2.30 AM and set on fire its over 80 metres of...
  • Supreme Court to hear plea seeking lifting ban on iron ore mining in Goa September 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Tuesday continue to hear a plea seeking lifting the ban on iron ore mining in Goa. Mining in Goa has been banned since October 2012 after a report by the Justice MB Shah Commission revealed rampant illegal mining. The commission had found "serious...
  • SC to hear plea seeking lifting ban on iron ore mining in Goa September 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear a plea seeking lifting the ban on iron ore mining in Goa. Mining in Goa has been banned since October 2012 after a report by the Justice MB Shah Commission revealed rampant illegal mining. The commission had found "serious illegalities and...
  • SAIL scouts for new iron ore mines in MP,Chhattisgarh,Odisha September 8, 2013

    State-owned SAIL is scouting for new iron ore mines in several states, including Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Karnataka, as it is gearing up to increase its steel making capacity by up to 50 per cent to 21 million tonnes by this fiscal. "For ensuring regular supplies of iron ore, capacities...
  • Commerce Minister Anand Sharma blames judiciary for India's economic crisis August 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Commerce Minister Anand Sharma on Thursday tried to shift the blame for the economic crisis onto the Indian judiciary saying that certain judgements made by the latter has often contributed to the loss to the exchequer. In an exclusive interview to IBN18 Editor-in-chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Anand Sharma also...
  • SC gives green signal to POSCO for iron ore mining in Odisha May 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday gave a green signal to POSCO to continue with iron ore mining in Odisha. The court quashed Odisha High Court's order, which had set aside the state government's petition to allot iron ore licence to POSCO in the Kandahar hills. The state government had...
  • Goa: SC bans iron ore mining, transportation October 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday banned all mining operations and transportation of iron ore in Goa. The order came following a hearing on a PIL filed against resumption of mining operations in the state. Earlier this year, the Directorate of Mines and Geology had temporarily suspended mining operations...
  • SC order will revive steel industry: K'taka industries September 5, 2012

    Bangalore: The Supreme Court order lifting ban partially on mining operations in Karnataka would revive the iron ore production and provide relief to over 10,000 workers who were rendered jobless due to the restrictions, industry has said. The move may not pave the way for iron...
  • K'taka: SC may allow some iron ore mining to resume September 1, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday indicated that it may permit resumption of iron ore mining in category A mines in Karnataka's Bellary, Chitradurga and Timkur districts, provided they complied with all statutory forest and environmental clearances. "The statutory compliance must be there. There can be no compromise on the...
  • SC may allow some iron ore mining in Karnataka August 31, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday indicated that it may permit resumption of iron ore mining in category A mines in Karnataka's Bellary, Chitradurga and Timkur districts, provided they complied with all statutory forest and environmental clearances. "The statutory compliance must be there. There can be no compromise on the...
  • Congress demands auction of Goa iron ore mines August 27, 2012

    Panaji: The ongoing controversy over the alleged Rs 1.86 lakh crore coal blocks allocation loss could have lessons for the multi-million dollar iron ore mining industry in Goa. The Congress, which is battling charges of corruption at the centre in the coalgate scandal over refusing to auction the coal reserves, is...
  • K'taka targets Rs 6 trillion investment from GIM March 8, 2012

    Mumbai: Karnataka Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda on Wednesday said the state is targeting to attract investment commitments of up to Rs six trillion from its forthcoming global investors meet (GIM). The meet, held every two years, is scheduled to be held in Bangalore from June 7-8. At the last meet, Karnataka had...
  • Rail iron ore scam worth Rs 660 crore exposed September 30, 2011

    New Delhi: The Mining scam net widened as the Indian Railways slapped a Rs 660 crore notice on a company for transporting iron ore meant for export on domestic freight charges. The Railways have accused the Rs 3000 crore Rashmi group of fraudulently exporting lakhs of tonnes of iron ore meant...